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Itchy scalp&skin from hair dye.No visible reaction.can it get worse/serious?Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine) tablets available here.Safe to use?

Itchy scalp&skin from hair dye.No visible reaction.can it get worse/serious?Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine) tablets available here.Safe to use?

Yes: As I mentioned earlier, as long as you will not be driving or engaging in other complex or dangerous activity, it is okay to take antihistamine medication. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

Complicated: Your symptoms and lab findings may be consistent with lupus or sjögren's syndrome need more information and more lab studies to make determination hair loss may be a part of either disease. It is important that you see a rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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When i eat fish i get itchy scalp dry skin and thinning hair my doctor take prick test fish allergy but was negative i don't understand what is this?

When i eat fish i get itchy scalp dry skin and thinning hair my doctor take prick test fish allergy but was negative i don't understand what is this?

May not be allergy: Allergic reactions generally occur immediately. Can get hives, angioedema, wheezing, runny nose, sneezing, nausea, vomitting, or diarrhea. Dry itchy skin is not a sign of an allergic reaction, but could be eczema flaring from ingestion of a triggering food. ...Read more

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Severe itchy scalp, and itchy skin when going to sleep? Feels like my face is burning itchy against pillow. I use unscented soap, and body lotions. I

Severe itchy scalp, and itchy skin when going to sleep? Feels like my face is burning itchy against pillow. I use unscented soap, and body lotions.  I

How long?: If this just started, think about anything that you have recently changed, such as your laundry detergent, fabric softener, shampoo, hair dye, etc., etc. If you have been outside a lot it could also be something airborne, such as dust, pollen, or dried leaves. Don't rule out your soap and body lotions either - "unscented" is not the same as "fragrance free". ...Read more

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I've atopic dermatitis i get flaky itchy scalp, bloating dry skin when i eat diary nuts soy pulses fish how to treat becoz i can't eat 90% foods ?

I've atopic dermatitis i get flaky itchy scalp, bloating dry skin when i eat diary nuts soy pulses fish how to treat becoz i can't eat 90% foods ?

Doubt food allergy: As an adult, it is doubtful that you have so many food allergies to different foods that cause you eczema flares. You need to see an allergist and get tested, to identify your triggers, you may hae environmental triggers that you do not know of, rather than food allergies. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and my head skin is also peeling off. Moreover, there are some painful and itchy pimples in my scalp. What to do?

I have an itchy scalp and my head skin is also peeling off. Moreover, there are some painful and itchy pimples in my scalp. What to do?

Itchy scalp: You may have a fungus of the scalp which is secondarily infected by a bacteria known as kerion celsi. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and really itchy skin after drinking alcohol. Am I having an allergic reaction?

I have an itchy scalp and really itchy skin after drinking alcohol. Am I having an allergic reaction?

Alcohol: Not likely. Depending on how much you drink, you need to talk to your doctor about doing blood work to check on your liver. ...Read more

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Which third generation antihistamine is best for itchy flaky scalp and skin levocetirizine , desloratadine or fexofenadine ?

Which third generation antihistamine is best for itchy flaky scalp and skin levocetirizine , desloratadine or fexofenadine ?

None of them!: Good morning, itchy scalp is due to irritation to the nerves of skin of the scalp. There is a nerve signal going from the scalp to the brain telling that there is something not right on the scalp. Correcting the local condition of the scalp such as dryness, scaling, seborrhea, bacterial or fungal overgrowth, and skin flaking condition will relieve the itch. Antihistamines are not useful for this. ...Read more

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Mildly itchy&tingly scalp and skin (face, arms, legs) from 1st time hair dyeing. Will it safely subside if i dont use dye again? Any remedies?

Mildly itchy&tingly scalp and skin (face, arms, legs) from 1st time hair dyeing. Will it safely subside if i dont use dye again? Any remedies?

Antihistamine: You may take an over the counter antihistamine medication to help with itching. It may cause drowsiness, so do not take it if you will be driving or engaging in other complex activity. It will subside and you are correct in deciding to not use the dye again. ...Read more

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Dr. Candace Spann
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Scalp Itching (Definition)

Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more